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Wed Aug 24, 2016, 04:04 AM

Homeless camps swept from Portland park

Portland Police officers, cleanup crews and homeless advocates converged on Laurelhurst Park as city officials asked people living at the Southeast Portland park to move along Tuesday morning.

The city had posted cleanup notices Friday after nearby residents complained about trash and sanitation. As of 9 a.m., about 20 campers remained, advocates said. They estimate as many as 50 people had set up to camp in recent weeks.

Billy Rogers says hes been living in the park for 6 1/2 years, sleeping on benches or on park pathways.

Rogers and a pair of buddies were loading their belongings into a black SUV on Tuesday morning. Hes not sure where hes going.

Read more: http://www.columbian.com/news/2016/aug/23/homeless-camps-swept-from-portland-park/

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